DeSoto, Texas Population 2021

52,456
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DeSoto is a city located in Dallas County Texas. With a 2020 population of 52,456, it is the 68th largest city in Texas and the 756th largest city in the United States . DeSoto is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually but its population has increased by 6.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,047 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, DeSoto has a population density of 2,425 people per square mile.

The average household income in DeSoto is $85,443 with a poverty rate of 10.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,179 per month, and the median house value is $169,800. The median age in DeSoto is 38.9 years, 37.8 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

DeSoto Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of DeSotowas:

  • Black or African American: 67.49%
  • White: 26.87%
  • Other race: 2.84%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of DeSoto, Texas is 52,456 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 52,456.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,047.

DeSoto, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American35,82967.49%
White14,26326.87%
Some Other Race1,5062.84%
Two or More Races1,1202.11%
Asian2570.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander390.07%
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DeSoto Population by Race

DeSoto Population Pyramid $2021

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DeSoto Median Age

38.9


Total

37.8


Male

39.9


Female

DeSoto Adults

There are 38,930 adults, (7,574 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto.

DeSoto Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto Sex Ratio

Female

29,327

55.24%

Male

23,763

44.76%

DeSoto Population by Age

DeSoto Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeSoto Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female49.5%50.5%
Male60.2%39.8%
All63.5%36.5%
Married82.2%17.8%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeSoto Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,3572.7163.5
Married9,4063.382.2
Non Family5,9511.1842.3
Female3,4193.5849.5
Male5813.8560.2

3.32

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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DeSoto Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7992.25%
9th to 12th Grade2,9298.23%
High School Graduate7,62221.43%
Some College11,00730.94%
Associates Degree3,2019.00%
Bachelors Degree6,35017.85%
Graduate Degree3,66310.30%
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DeSoto Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeSoto Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black24,22523,0067,348
White5,7995,3211,686
Hispanic4,9513,047697
Other Race852430130
2+ Races599521198
Asian178153121
Native American767616
Islander2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.98%.

DeSoto Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,432$47,849$42,898
Less Than 9th Grade$31,739$38,434$20,308
High School Graduate$31,499$38,750$24,635
Some College$43,775$47,783$41,560
Bachelors Degree$52,377$59,706$49,358
Graduate Degree$61,528$59,539$61,890

$44,432

Average Earnings

$47,849

Average Male

$42,898

Average Female

DeSoto Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeSoto Language by Age

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DeSoto Language

81.85% of DeSoto residents speak only English, while 18.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.38% of the population.

DeSoto Language

DeSoto Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black35,0783,65010.41%
Hispanic9,6011,16012.08%
White6,5392814.30%
Multiple1,07522120.56%
Other1,492996.64%
Native764356.58%

10.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto is Native, with 56.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto is White, with 4.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.08%.

DeSoto Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.74%
High School12.16%
Some College6.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%

DeSoto Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.26%
Male Unemployed11.06%
Male Employed5.35%
Female Employed3.47%

DeSoto Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeSoto Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,578$85,443
Families$82,408$97,482
Married Families$95,739-
Non Families$39,011$55,341
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Income by Household Type

DeSoto Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto Married by Age and Sex

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DeSoto Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

DeSoto Marital Status by Race

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DeSoto Marital Status

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3,080

Number of Veterans

2,780

Male Veterans

300

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,035
First Gulf War1,009
Second Gulf War385
Korea207
World War II61

DeSoto Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54963
65 to 74818
55 to 64669
75+558
18 to 3472

DeSoto Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,1267.88%
White7997.96%
2+ Races11017.46%
Hispanic821.53%
Other Race333.43%
Native American79.21%
Asian52.24%

DeSoto Veterans by Race

DeSoto Veterans by Education

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5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto Employment by Age

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DeSoto Employment by Race

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DeSoto Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.87%

Born in DeSoto

91.84%

Native Born

8.16%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

3.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.84% of DeSoto residents were born in the United States, with 65.87% having been born in Texas. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeSoto Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,456-266-0.50%
202052,722-266-0.50%
201952,988-266-0.50%
201853,254-279-0.52%
201753,5334450.84%
201653,0884760.90%
201552,6125661.09%
201452,0464590.89%
201351,5873710.72%
201251,2161,0202.03%
201150,1968521.73%
201049,34411,6982.74%
200037,6467,1022.11%
199030,54415,0066.99%
198015,5388,9218.91%
19706,6174,61712.71%
19602,0000.00%

DeSoto Population by Year